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KATVAA14 Business, Society and Nature 5 ECTS
Implementation is also a part of open university teaching
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Degree Programme in Business Studies
Responsible Business
School of Management

Learning outcomes

The student understands of the linkages between business, society and nature. The student knows the principles of environmental responsibility and corporate sustainability. The student recognises challenges and opportunities related to sustainability issues, such as climate change and scarcity of natural resources, and is able to apply this to decision-making in business.

Enrolment for University Studies

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Anna Heikkinen, Teacher responsible


13-Jan-2016 – 17-Feb-2016
Lectures 24 hours
Wed 13-Jan-2016 - 17-Feb-2016 weekly at 8.00-12.00, Linna K108


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Material assigned by teacher.

Further information

Please note: Preceding studies

  • KATVAA11 Business Ethics (5 ECTS) course (or corresponding studies) is a compulsory preceding course. You can complete Business Ethics course as independent study before or during KATVAA14 course. You will receive a grade for KATVAA14 course only after completing Business Ethics course or showing proof of corresponding studies.
  • KATVAA12 Responsible Business and Social Accounting (5 ECTS) a recommended preceding course.

Applying to the KATVAA14 course:

Maximum of 25 students will be selected for the course. In order to apply for the course, the student is required to enrol latest 15.12. and write a motivation letter (1–2 pages) and send it to the course teacher latest 17.12.2015 by email (Anna.L.Heikkinen (a) uta.fi). The motivation letter should include the following:

  1. Name, email and university.
  2. Background and previous studies. Please briefly describe your study background (discipline, major and minor subjects) and previous studies related to corporate responsibility / sustainability (course names and level of studies). Please state whether you have completed KATVAA11 Business Ethics course, will complete it as independent study in Spring 2016, or have completed corresponding studies previously.
  3. Motivation and commitment. Please describe why you are interested in and committed to completing this course. You can also discuss your expectations and learning objectives for the course.